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Portland Water Bureau Offers Lead Hazard Reduction Grants to Community Organizations

Portland-based agencies and non-profits that are experienced in lead education are encouraged to apply for a Portland Water Bureau Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP) grant.

The LHRP provides education, outreach, testing, and remediation to those at high risk for lead exposure. The program doesn’t just focus on hazards from lead-in-water but all hazards posed by lead. In Portland, the most common source of lead exposure is from lead-based paint. The program targets those most at risk for lead poisoning—children under six and pregnant people—by providing resources for lead hazard reduction in homes, free blood lead testing, and lead hazard community education and outreach..

The LHRP was developed in coordination with state and local public health agencies to comply with the federal Lead and Copper Rule.

Who can apply?

Community organizations and governmental agencies that conduct lead hazard reduction education and outreach services in the Portland area are encouraged to apply for a 2019-2020 Lead Hazard Reduction Program grant.

Apply for a Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

If your organization has identified a need for lead hazard reduction in your community and has ideas for addressing that need, please consider submitting an application.

The application is available online.

Applications are due to the Lead Hazard Reduction Program by 5 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019.

Questions? Contact the Lead Hazard Reduction Program:503-823-1547.